Tzatziki VII

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This is like the garlic dip that many of our Greek friends make and use in their restaurants. Serve in a bowl and garnish with fresh mint leaves, parsley sprigs and olives.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (32 ounce) container plain yogurt

  • 2 cucumbers

  • 1 medium head garlic

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill weed

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place the yogurt in a large square of double cheesecloth. Tie the cheesecloth at the top and let any excess liquid drain for about 4 hours.

  2. Peel cucumbers; remove seeds with a spoon. Shred the cucumbers, then squeeze to drain excess liquid.

  3. Peel and mince garlic.

  4. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper. Add yogurt, cucumbers and garlic and stir until evenly combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
12g Fat
11g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 178mg 14%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 324mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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